Betikama Adventist College (Solomon Islands) held its first baptism for the year on March 20, with 39 young people taking a stand for Jesus.
The students were due to be baptised at the end of college’s Week of Prayer. However, the baptism was brought forward due to the school being closed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.
Five pastors from the Honiara District and the Solomon Islands Mission assisted Pastor Gary Manele to conduct the baptism. A number of parents were present, including Pastor Robinson Diosi, who had the privilege of baptising his own daughter. Three students from a non-Adventist background were among those baptised.
At the conclusion of the program, Pastor George Auna congratulated the candidates and welcomed them into the family of believers. He also commended the contribution and effort by the staff to enable these young students to take a stand for Jesus through the waters of baptism.